Romy Chakraborty


Ecology, LBNL


environmental microbiology

Project Description

The goal of the project is to develop complementary approaches to precisely edit microbiomes with foundational tools and molecular ecosystems biology based understanding required to predict, manipulate, and design rhizosphere microbial communities impacting DOE relevant activities. m-CAFEs is a collaborative, coordinated and integrated, mission-driven program to interrogate the function of soil microbiomes with critical implications for carbon cycling and sequestration, nutrient availability and plant productivity in natural and managed ecosystems. The project targets molecular mechanisms governing carbon and nutrient transformation in soil, with a focus on microbial metabolic networks.


microbiology courses, laboratory experience- media formulation, genomic DNA extraction

Expected time commitment

30-40 hours/week.

Preferred start time:

May 15th